Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded: In a Series of Familiar Letters from a Beautiful Young Damsel, to Her Parents. Now First Published in Order to Cultivate the Principles of Virtue ... in the Minds of the Youth ... In Two Volumes, Volume 1

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C. Rivington, ... and J. Osborn, 1741 - 396 pages
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Page xii - She pours out all her Soul in them before her Parents without Disguise; so that one may judge of, nay, almost see, the inmost Recesses of her Mind. A pure clear Fountain of Truth and Innocence, a Magazine of Virtue and unblemish'd Thoughts!
Page 146 - She has a huge hand, and an arm as thick as my waist, I believe. Her nose is fat and crooked, and her brows grow down over her eyes ; a dead spiteful, grey, goggling eye, to be sure she has.
Page 138 - About eight at night, we entered the courtyard of this handsome, large, old, and lonely mansion, that looks made for solitude and mischief, as I thought, by its appearance, with all its brown nodding horrors of lofty elms and pines about it...
Page 63 - I shall think good yarn may do very well for every day, when I come home. A plain muslin tucker I put on, and my black silk necklace, instead of the French necklace my lady gave me ; and put the ear-rings out of my ears...
Page xix - Millions o/M1NDS, which are to owe new Formation to the future Effect of his Influence! Upon the whole, as I never met with...
Page xvi - I have done nothing but read it to others, and hear others again read it, to me, ever since it came into my Hands; and I find I am likely to do nothing else...
Page 63 - I trick'd myself up as well as I could in my new Garb, and put on my roundear'd ordinary Cap; but with a green Knot however, and my homespun Gown and Petticoat, and plain-leather Shoes; but yet they are what they call Spanish Leather, and my ordinary Hose, ordinary I mean to what I have been lately used to; tho' I shall think good Yarn may do very well for every Day, when I come home.
Page 146 - Her nose is flat and crooked, and her brows grow down over her eyes ; a dead spiteful, grey, goggling eye, to be sure she has. And her face is flat and broad ; and as to colour, looks like as if it had been pickled a month in saltpetre...
Page xvii - Yet, I confess, there is One, in the World, of whom I think with still greater Respect, than of PAMELA: and That is, of the wonderful AUTHOR of PAMELA. — Pray, Who is he, Dear Sir? and where, and how, has he been able to hide, hitherto, such an encircling and all-mastering Spirit?

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